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  • This Feb. 14, 2011 file photo shows a bowl of shark fin soup being served at a Chinese restaurant in San Franciscos Chinatown.
  • Some members of San Francisco's Chinese community aren't ready to let a new law banning the sale of shark fins go into effect without a fight.
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bills, sharks, animal, food, laws, chinatown, san francisco news, heather ishimaru
  • Mom putting a jacket on a little girl
  • The frigid cold temperatures in the Bay Area could shatter a record set in 1972.
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freeze, san jose, accuweather, heather ishimaru
  • BART lawsuit.
  • BART unions claim the BART district broke California state law when it removed one item from a ratified contract deal.
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BART strike, BART, unions, strike, traffic, transportation, SEIU, ATU, lawsuit, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers wait for a BART train to depart the Fruitvale station Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Oakland, Calif.
  • ABC7 News has learned that BART's two major unions are preparing a lawsuit against BART to be filed next week.
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BART strike, BART, unions, strike, traffic, transportation, SEIU, ATU, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • PG&E puts San Carlos pipeline back in operation
  • On Monday PG&E turned back on natural gas Line 147 in San Carlos and PG&E's CEO defended the company to the CPUC.
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california public utilities commission, PG&E, san carlos, san bruno fire, explosion, fire safety, gas leak, state of emergency, peninsula news, heather ishimaru
  • Treasure Island homes
  • Some Treasure Island residents received a notice they will have to vacate their homes due to the Navy's ongoing toxic cleanup.
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navy, treasure island, nuclear weapons, radiation, san francisco news, heather ishimaru
  • 23andMe DNA analysis kit
  • The FDA has issued a letter ordering Mountain View-based DNA analysis company "23andMe" to stop selling its main product.
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DNA, FDA, mountain view, medical research, shopping, health, heather ishimaru
  • BART train
  • Many Bay Area commuters had their patience tested again when BART experienced a system-wide technical problem.
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BART, traffic, transportation, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • Central subway boring to pass under Union Square
  • San Francisco's Central Subway project will soon pass an important milestone as it passes under Union Square.
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muni, central subway project, union square, construction, san francisco news, heather ishimaru
  • A home on fire after a PG&E gas pipeline exploded in a San Bruno neighborhood in September 2009.
  • A state Senate subcommittee is holding a hearing to look into how the CPUC can improve safety oversight of utilities.
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california public utilities commission, PG&E, jerry hill, san bruno fire, san francisco news, heather ishimaru
  • BART Board of Directors meeting
  • Board of Directors voted 7-1 to direct BART's general manager to go back to the bargaining table to resolve the error.
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BART strike, BART, unions, strike, traffic, transportation, SEIU, ATU, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • Muni train
  • Muni officials say the passengers on a runaway train Wednesday were never in any danger, but that's not necessarily so.
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muni, transportation, san francisco news, heather ishimaru
  • Demolition of the old span of the Bay Bridge is officially underway. Crews have begun removing 1,400 feet of roadway.
  • Excavators are now tearing apart the old upper deck of the Bay Bridge's eastern span.
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caltrans, bay bridge, construction, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • Blue zone parking
  • A special committee will be asking the SFMTA and the board of supervisors for a 70 percent increase in blue zone handicapped parking.
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parking, laws, disability, san francisco news, heather ishimaru
  • State legislators question BART safety policies
  • BART officials faced tough questions Thursday from state lawmakers who want to prevent another tragedy on the rails.
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cal OSHA, BART, BART strike, unions, strike, traffic, transportation, SEIU, ATU, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • Ironworkers repairing the Bay Bridge after the Loma Prieta earthquake requested the troll as a protector.
  • Ironworkers repairing the Bay Bridge after the Loma Prieta earthquake requested the troll as a protector.
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bay bridge, earthquake, oakland, traffic, construction, transportation, san francisco bay, art, east bay news, heather ishimaru
  • A woman on a Bay Area Bike Share bicycle.
  • San Francisco's pilot bike share program is poised for a big expansion.
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bikes, san francisco news, heather ishimaru
  • Wild pigs in San Jose
  • A big problem with a pack of destructive feral pigs has prompted the San Jose City Council to propose a change in the law.
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san jose, animal, south bay news, heather ishimaru
  • Doyle Drive project in San Francisco
  • The Doyle Drive project isn't scheduled to be completed for another three years, but work on the new tunnels is taking shape.
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doyle drive, caltrans, traffic, golden gate bridge, marin county, san francisco news, heather ishimaru
  • SEIU picket sign
  • In about a week, BART union members will head to the ballot boxes for the ratification vote on their tentative deal.
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BART strike, BART, unions, strike, traffic, transportation, SEIU, ATU, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • Angry people finger pointing during a 1970s-era BART strike talk
  • BART talks have always been contentious, but have rarely led to a strike. We look back at the history of its labor negotiations.
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BART strike, BART, unions, strike, traffic, transportation, SEIU, ATU, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • An inside look at new Hetch Hetchy water tunnel
  • On the 24th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, we get an inside look at a major Bay Area water system upgrade.
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water, earthquake, menlo park, newark, peninsula news, heather ishimaru
  • BART train
  • Though BART and its two unions are still in talks to avert a strike, they say they're still tens of millions apart in their proposals.
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BART strike, oakland, BART, unions, SEIU, strike, traffic, transportation, jerry brown, health care, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • The Bay Bridge closure is just days away and BART is gearing up to run trains round the clock, until the new Bay Bridge is opened right after Labor Day.
  • On Thursday BART and its unions continued the contract negotiations on the major areas of wages, pension and medical benefits.
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BART strike, oakland, BART, unions, SEIU, strike, traffic, transportation, jerry brown, health care, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • Giants and Athletics fans fight
  • The fatal stabbing of a Dodgers fan near AT&T Park in San Francisco is highlighting a rash of fan violence across the country.
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SFPD, crime, soma, murder, at&t park, violence, san francisco giants, bryan stow, ed lee, san francisco 49ers, oakland raiders, oakland athletics, san francisco news, heather ishimaru
  • Red Flag Warning up until Friday in Bay Area
  • Due to low humidity and increased wind, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Bay Area.
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orinda, fire, fire safety, accuweather, heather ishimaru
  • San Leandro police are looking for a man who punched a store manager at the Safeway on Bancroft Avenue Monday morning.
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safeway, san leandro, crime, east bay news, heather ishimaru
  • A PG&E gas pipeline warning sign
  • A PG&E shareholder has filed a lawsuit against company executives alleging that they damaged the company by diverting funds intended for pipeline safety.
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PG&E, lawsuit, california public utilities commission, san bruno fire, peninsula news, heather ishimaru
  • Golden Gate Bridge will get new dividing barrier
  • To separate the northbound and southbound lanes on the Golden Gate Bridge a dividing barrier will be installed.
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golden gate bridge, traffic, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • BART passengers.
  • BART talks wrapped Tuesday evening with no real sign of progress.
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BART strike, oakland, BART, unions, SEIU, strike, traffic, transportation, jerry brown, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • BART train
  • BART and its unions were at the negotiation table to hash out a deal, but BART still warns the public to prepare for a strike.
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BART strike, oakland, BART, unions, SEIU, strike, traffic, transportation, jerry brown, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • flowers and flag left in San Bruno at site of PG&E explosion
  • Residents in San Bruno gathered to remember those lost 3 years ago in the PG&E explosion that destroyed their neighborhood.
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san bruno, PG&E, san bruno fire, california public utilities commission, gas leak, explosion, fire, peninsula news, heather ishimaru
  • A home on fire after a PG&E gas pipeline exploded in a San Bruno neighborhood in September 2009.
  • PG&E is facing more possible fines and penalties for yet another error in its records.
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san bruno, PG&E, san bruno fire, california public utilities commission, peninsula news, heather ishimaru
  • Construction at SFs new Transbay Terminal
  • A major milestone's been reached at SF's new Transbay Terminal, as crews have started pouring concrete for the foundation.
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soma, transbay terminal, construction, transportation, jobs, ed lee, caltrain, real estate, housing market, san francisco news, heather ishimaru
  • Old and new eastern spans of the Bay Bridge
  • The countdown to the opening of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is now just days away.
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bay bridge, earthquake, oakland, traffic, construction, caltrans, metropolitan transportation commission, labor day, transportation, bikes, fastrak, CHP, san francisco bay, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • Old and new eastern spans of the Bay Bridge
  • When the new Bay Bridge span opens, it will have been nearly 24 years since Loma Prieta set plans in motion for a replacement.
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bay bridge, earthquake, oakland, traffic, construction, caltrans, metropolitan transportation commission, labor day, transportation, bikes, fastrak, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • Its not just cars that will be on the new Bay Bridge, there is a bike path and pedestrian walkway on the new eastern span.
  • It's not just cars that will be on the new Bay Bridge, there is a bike path and pedestrian walkway on the new eastern span.
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bay bridge, earthquake, oakland, traffic, construction, caltrans, metropolitan transportation commission, labor day, transportation, bikes, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • Eastern span of Bay Bridge
  • The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is set to open in two weeks but until then, there's still a lot of work to be done.
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bay bridge, earthquake, oakland, traffic, construction, caltrans, metropolitan transportation commission, labor day, transportation, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
  • The shim support system that's allowing the new Bay Bridge to open as scheduled was successfully installed over the weekend.
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bay bridge, earthquake, oakland, traffic, construction, caltrans, metropolitan transportation commission, labor day, transportation, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • Bay Bridge saddle
  • XKT Engineering is making the steel saddle components that will compensate for the broken bolts on the new span of the Bay Bridge.
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bay bridge, earthquake, oakland, traffic, construction, caltrans, metropolitan transportation commission, labor day, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • Bay Bridge construction
  • The new Bay Bridge opening might be delayed from its original Labor Day target, but construction work is still keeping pace.
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bay bridge, earthquake, oakland, traffic, construction, caltrans, metropolitan transportation commission, labor day, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • CHP traffic stop
  • Law enforcement is beginning a coast-to-coast, week-long safety crackdown on I-80.
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I-80, CHP, crash, crime, DUI, east bay news, heather ishimaru
  • An oncoming BART car pulls into a station.
  • Another BART contract deadline is looming and there is no progress at the bargaining table.
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BART, SEIU, strike, traffic, unions, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • Charles Evans Edwards IV
  • The woman who found an abandoned 15-month-old boy in a Vallejo gas station bathroom makes an extraordinary offer.
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vallejo, children, drugs, crime, parenting, north bay news, heather ishimaru
  • San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr reassures GiftCenter & JewelryMart workers after shooting.
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crime, shooting, SFPD, soma, greg suhr, san francisco news, heather ishimaru
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Opponents of Egypts Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shout slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
  • Ossama Hassanein, P.H.D says the people's movement to remove President Mohamed Morsi is a big step in the right direction.
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egypt, protest, religion, violence, south bay news, heather ishimaru
  • BART worker strike shirt
  • Two of the biggest unions representing BART workers are suing the transit agency for unfair labor practices.
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oakland, BART, unions, strike, transportation, lawsuit, bay area traffic, heather ishimaru
  • Willits town sign
  • While a judge decides the fate of a multimillion-dollar bypass in Willits, project opponents are taking matters into their own hands.
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traffic, caltrans, highway 101, mendocino county, protest, assignment 7, heather ishimaru
  • Yeiner Perez
  • The man seen on video performing naked acrobatics and terroizing riders at a BART station is now facing deportation.
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mission district, BART, transportation, crime, violence, san francisco news, heather ishimaru
  • Yeiner Perez
  • Video of a naked man attacking passengers at a BART station has gone viral and police are looking for witnesses.
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mission district, BART, transportation, crime, violence, san francisco news, heather ishimaru